BOT 360F - Families of Vascular Plants
FABACEAE (Faboideae) - Desmodium spp.  
Desmodium sp., Toronto Islands

Desmodium sp., Ojibway Prairie

 

Desmodium spp. at Wards Island, Toronto (above left), and at Ojibway Prairie, Windsor (above, right). At right, showing how the fruits attach to clothing (or animals), breaking up into single-seeded segments (loments).

Photos: (top row) © 2002 T. A. Dickinson
(bottom row) © 2002
M. Dickson

Desmodium fruits

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